Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
You may see a vintage woody wagon on the road from time to time, but this 1941 Ford Super Deluxe Woodie Restomod would prompt anyone to do a double take. It's the result of an unusually thorough and exacting modern build, with lavish attention paid to even the smallest details both inside and out. Combine those timeless good-looks with the power of a fuel-injected 4.6L V8 Crate motor, a smooth-shifting 4-speed automatic, and a luxurious interior, and you have an iconic restomod classic that stands out in even the most distinguished of automotive crowds.
The ultra-clean, show-ready condition of that unique exterior draws you in right away. You don't often see this kind of beautifully sculpted Maple on cars of any vintage and it's on display here in top form, with a uniformly smooth texture and even coloring from front to back. Move closer and you'll see that the wood paneling running from the doors on back is in stellar condition, with all of the paneling having been thoroughly worked and finished to the fantastic level you see before you. It matches the Ruby Red Metallic paint perfectly, which also happens to be in top driver-quality condition. The shine on the burgundy finish is evident in our pictures (in fact it may even be understated), and the miles-deep finish was obviously done by the hands of professionals. They got pretty much everything just right with only very minor imperfections to speak of, and the black vinyl roof is a perfect period-correct touch that was laid down with great expertise over the wood roof. From front to back, there are brilliantly restored factory pieces that make this Woodie stand out from its brethren - a pair of bright headlights bookending the waterfall grille, the big clamshell hood and all of its glorious refinished brightwork, and those bulging fenders front and back with their crisp detailing. Chrome bumpers fore and aft add further shine to the package, matching all the handles and stainless bolts laid inside the woodwork. Out back, the ornate tailgate was finished to the same high standard, with flanking taillights at the sides and a third brake light incorporated in the center. Everything is in such great shape, the wood, metal, vinyl, and chrome alike, and if you've ever researched just how much time and money it takes to get one of these Woodie Wagons to this level, then you'd certainly respect the price point.
Inside those wood-paneled doors, the entire interior was totally made over from scratch and the result is simply awesome. You can see so much creativity and impressive workmanship - and there's just so much to gawk at. The sculpted front bench is covered in supple tan leather hides, matched by a similar bench in the rear, and they were purposely selected for all-day comfort and luxury. Plush burgundy carpets on the floors insulate the long wagon very nicely, and the custom door panels match everything perfectly, while up top the cathedral of wood you see is one of the most beautiful parts of the classic Woodie wagons. It really takes a master hand to get all that timber so straight and pretty, and when you're riding in this Ford it feels like nothing else on earth. The show-stopping Maple grain dash continues the master craftsmanship inside, and ahead of the driver a full array of digital/analog Omega Kustom Instruments that keep a close eye on the upgraded motor under the hood. There's some welcome functionality included as well - the center of the dash sports a beautifully configured retro-sound AM/FM/AUX, with controls for a full custom R134a A/C system just below it. You also get power windows, polished tilt steering wheel, and a leather-wrapped billet steering wheel at the head of the cabin. There'll be no shortage of passengers clamoring to ride along in this one-of-a kind Woodie, but luckily this interior offers plenty of space to accommodate them. And if it's storage you require, there's absolutely loads of it behind the rear seat, where everything has been finished with high-end matching carpets.
An upgraded 4.6L V8 crate engine sits inside the well-detailed engine compartment, dressed in all of its modern garb and powered by a Holley fuel-injection system and contemporary components. A Mustang intake cover adorns the top of the motor, with black valve covers at the flanks, and the engine fits inside the finished bay so neatly it's as if it was almost born there. There's only 14 miles on the crate motor, so it's obviously barely broken in, and it teams with a 4-speed Ford automatic crate transmission that, like the engine itself, is in top form with the same scant break-in mileage, along with a towering overdrive gear allowing for easy highway cruising. All new chassis wiring and plumbing was added to up the dependability level, as well as an aluminum radiator and electric fan to keep operating temperatures under control. In addition to its substantial list of other a
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